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the south, from kentucky, has always been critical of the nra, long before he became a member of congress. he is he has an f rating from the nra. as he told us yesterday and more and more people recognize this. one of the reasons you see so many republicans and democrats, they may not be willing to stand up to grover norquist but they are willing to stand up to the nra and the reason they are is because they recognize two things about the nra now, which hadn't really come to light before. number 1 is, it's no longer what we used to thing of it as just a nice grass roots organization where people who like to go hunting with their kids, you know, maybe collect some guns. just law-abiding gun owners johnny six-shooter representing them. no. no. the nra is a big gun manufacturer's lobby. they have become really the front for the gun manufacturers of the country, those who are manufacturing the guns that are killing our kids. there is a recent study out that showed since 2005, the nra got $53 million from its corporate partners 74% of those corporate partners either
! [ applause ] the nra poked their little head out. >> they were shocked. >> stephanie: who could ever have seen this coming except everyone? yeah they -- although i don't know. you have to hope this is hopeful. joe manchin the senator yesterday i hope that they will have a place at the table. who knows whether this means anything given their history. but they said they promised to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again. >> we'll see. >> stephanie: we'll have a news conference on friday. to answer questions. all right. that being said, our sexy liberal cause for the washington, d.c. show, the 19th is the brady center because again, i was looking at the numbers of how the degree to which they're outspent by the nra. and that's what usually drives the debate in washington, right? this is good news. the president -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] is actively supportive of the assault weapons ban. i was saying this yesterday, a lot of people are using the terms tipping point and i
contributions to the debate about gun control. in the first statement from the nra since the connecticut school shooting the nra says and i'm quoting in part the national rifle association of america is made up of four million moms and dads, sons and daughters and we are shocked, saddened, and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in newtown. the nra says it will not comment on the newtown school shooting. immediately they did not out of respect for the families and as a matter of common decency. the nra says it wants to be part of the national dialogue to make sure the tragedy like that doesn't happen again. make sure you stay right here with us on ktvu for more coverage about the connecticut school shooting. coming up we'll take you back live to newtown, connecticut. we'll hear what it has been like for the students there who went back to school and what is complicating the investigation to figure out why the gunman did what he did. >> i can't imagine heading back to school. >>> time now 5:39. sal is covering traffic. where you starting? >> we are starting this morning
organizations, nra has not publicly commented. but an nra news conference is scheduled for friday. president says she ready. >> the nra is an organization that has members who are mothers and fathers. >> reporter: the shooting in connecticut has set the scene for rules change with regard to gun controls. more about the depth of the debate once the national rifle association holds a news conference this friday. >> larry: man who used to be a prison guard will head up the prison system. governor brown appointed jeffrey beard to the position. he has advised the state and used to run the prison system in pennsylvania. he still needs to be confirmed by the senate. >> russian parliament voted to ban the adoption of adoption of russian children. it seeks to punish russian citizens who are accused of violateding human rights. there is couple more steps before becoming law. >> south korea has elected his first female president in thousand years. she called her victory a win for the people. some koreans were up all night watching returns. he taught her how to speak english during high school years. >>
to the newtown attack. bill plante is at nra headquarters in fairfax, virginia, just outside of washington. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. the nra is one of washington's most powerful lobbying groups. but for four days after the killings in newtown, it had nothing to say. nothing on its website, on facebook or on twitter. but tuesday with politicians of every stripe now calling for some kind of action, the nra broke its silence. saying that it was shocked, saddened, and heartbroken by the murders and that it had refrained from commenting out of respect for the families. in a statement the nra said it is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again. and that it will offer more details at a news conference on friday. in congress, the leader of senate republicans joined the chorus of politicians who are suggesting that something needs to be done. >> as we continue to learn the facts congress will examine whether there is an appropriate and constitutional response that would better protect our citizens. >> reporter: the white house spok
leadership. but+ús gun regulations will no doubt meet with resistance from the nra, so far has not commented since the connecticut shooting. but has scheduled a news conference for friday. the president says he's ready. >> nra is an organization with members that are mothers and fathers. >> california senator boxer, and house minority leader nancy pelosi. >> the tragedy in newtown struck the hearts of every american. we have to respond. >> whoever says this is not the right time, say this. when is the right time? >> so issue is front and center. the news conference will tell us about the nature of the debate. >> thank you, mark. sandy hook students will not return to school until 2013. they wail tend classes in an unused middle school in monroe. that school hzn't been used since june, 2011. crews and workers have been making% g< safe for their return. the school will be run by donna page, a retired sandy hook principal. the rft of the students return to class yesterday. parents say at this point they just want to try to return to normalcy. >> i just naturally would love to keep my kids in a
gun violence. the nra is expected to speak out tomorrow in its first news conference since the tragedy. and abc's jake tapper joins us from the white house. with the very latest. you asked the president yesterday in the news conference, where have you been for four years on this issue to eradicate semiautomatic weapons? >> reporter: that's right. then-senator biden had written that ban into law in 1994. but it expired in 2004. the vice president will be meeting with chiefs of police who support reinstating that ban. and the president will be reaching out to lawmakers to try to come up with post-newtown solutions. president obama had promised the citizens of newtown meaningful action. and in a morning press conference, he explained what that meant. an administration focused on preventing future tragedies by focusing on mental health, culture, education, and gun control. >> the fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce the violence and prevent the very worst vi
next month. on friday.the n-r-a will hold its first press conference since the elementary school shooting. >> california has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation - but some state lawmakers are looking to make them even stronger. several california law makers are saying. it is time to put into place more restrictions on guns. specifically assault weapons like the ones used by the connecticut shooter, adam lanza. >> we currently have a ban on assault weapon frweapon rifles and california but the gun manufacturers have made modifications to the assault weapons. whereby, you can it not take and easily a magazine out of but by pressing a button, you can easily to that. >> yee adds, another state senator is looking at a proposal that puts restrictions on ammunition. we will follow the latest with that 4:37. this live look from the east bay. temperatures are at or below in the freezing level. there is a little light at the end of the tunnel but bundle of his freezing out there. . (music) >> welcome back. secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to testify before congress n
who say this time we have got to do things different. >> what about the nra? >> the nra is an organization that has members who are mothers and fathers. i would expect that they have been impacted by this as well. hopefully they will do some self reflection. here is what we know that any single glove law cannot solve all of these problems. we will have to look at mental health issues. we will have to look at schools. there will be a range of things that joe's group looked at. >> we know that issues of gun safety will be an element. what we have seen over the last 20 to 15 years is the sense that anything related to guns is somehow an encroachment of the second amendment. what we are looking for is a thoughtful approach that says we can preserve our second amendment. we can make sure responsible gun owners are able to carry out their activities. but we are going to be serious about the safety side of this. we are going to be serious about making sure something like new town or aurara does not happen again. there is a big chunk of space between what the second amendment me
a difference. >> "i would say to nra or anyone who says this is not the problem, if it is not the problem then it shouldn't make a difference banning them." >>reporter: also announced today. the police department will train all new academy recruits in school safety. with this new propos what >>pam: would stop someone from buying 499- rounds of ammunition at one store. then 499 at another store? in both cases, not enough to trigger notificiation to police? >>reporter: nothing. the mayor said that is a potential consequence of this proposed law. >>pam: when does the mayor think the board of superiviors will get to look at this? >>reporter: the goal is to have a draft before the board. by mid-january. >>pam: thank-you. 67 people have been murdered so far this year in san francisco. 45 of those were shot. kron 4's maureen kelly went to a vigil in the bayview. district for one of the most recent victims of gun violence. >>reporter: a small gathering of worshipers said prayers and sang songsat the site where a 17 year old boy was shot and killed on saturday night. montreal blakely was a senio
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